Thursday, March 16, 2017
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The Minnesota Wild head to PNC Arena to take on the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday, March 16, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Wild at -125 and the Hurricanes at +113. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Minnesota comes into this game having played 68 games. They have an overall record of 43-18-6 and away from home they have a record of 20-10-5. The currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They've scored 225 goals and surrendered 167 goals for a point differential of +58. The Wild have an overall record of 4-6-0 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 40-25 and an over/under record of 35-25-8. Carolina shows up with a record of 28-27-11 including 19-10-4 at home this season. They are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 172 goals and surrendered 196 for a goal differential of -24. The Hurricanes have a record of 3-3-4 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 26-39 while their over/under record sits at 27-31-9.
Ryan Suter has accumulated 35 total points this season for the Wild. He has 8 goals this season with 132 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 6%. He has a total of 27 assists on the season and averages 27 minutes played per game. Eric Staal has averaged 18.6 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 22 goals on 162 shots. He has 30 assists giving him a total of 52 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk has 36 wins and 14 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has had 1,545 shots against him and has given up 107 goals. He has made 1,438 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
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Victor Rask has accumulated 40 total points this season for the Hurricanes. He has 15 goals this season with 152 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 25 assists on the season and averages 17.6 minutes played per game. Jeff Skinner has averaged 17.7 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 23 goals on 219 shots. He has 22 assists giving him a total of 45 points on the season. Cam Ward has 23 wins and 20 losses this season in net for the Hurricanes. He has had 1,455 shots against him and has given up 140 goals. He has made 1,315 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
The Wild have 92 total points this season. They have scored 223 goals while giving up 163 goals. They have had 186 power play opportunities and have scored 39 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. The Wild have allowed 175 power play opportunities and given up 28 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 10.83% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Hurricanes have a total of 67 points on the season. They have 33 power play goals on 188 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 18%. They have allowed 171 power play opportunities and have given up 27 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. As a team, the Wild have a total of 170 goals scored while they've given up 193 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.48%. As a team they give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
Minnesota has a Corsi percentage of 49% as they've attempted 3,711 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,868 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.3% as they have 2,803 attempts while they've given up 2,888 shots on the defensive end. The Wild start possessions in the offensive zone 50.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.5% for the season. They have 2,084 face off wins compared to 1,955 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 51.6%. On defense has 1,057 hits and they've blocked 980 shots from the opposition.
Carolina has attempted 3,844 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,478 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 52.5% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 51.9% as they have 2,825 shots while they've given up 2,619 attempts on defense. The Hurricanes have an offensive zone percentage of 57% and their defensive zone percentage is 43% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 52.4% as they've compiled 1,949 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,769 face off losses. On defense has blocked 859 shot attempts and they have 1,217 hits as a unit.
Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 40-25 straight up
The Minnesota Wild are 35-25-8 against the over/under
Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Carolina Hurricanes are 26-39 straight up
The Carolina Hurricanes are 27-31-9 against the over/under
Minnesota Wild Injuries
10/10/16 D Victor Bartley Tricep out indefinitely
03/14/17 C Martin Hanzal Illness expected to miss Thursday vs. Carolina
03/14/17 D Gustav Olofsson Upper Body out indefinitely
03/05/17 D Christian Folin Arm out indefinitely
Carolina Hurricanes Injuries
11/11/16 LW Bryan Bickell Illness out indefinitely
03/14/17 C Jay McClement Undisclosed left last game, "?" Thursday vs. Minnesota
03/13/17 RW Valentin Zykov Upper Body out indefinitely
03/13/17 LW Brock McGinn Upper Body out indefinitely
03/08/17 LW Phillip Di Giuseppe Upper Body out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota -125
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